Cushendale Woollen Mills
Textile Designer from Kilkenny
Philip Cushen’s family has been creating fine woollen blankets, scarves and throws at the foot of the Backstairs Mountains for over five generations.
The rich, shifting colours of the evening landscape translate into the fine tones of their wool and mohair - which are all spun and dyed in the family mill in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. Cushendale mill creates modern woollens of the highest quality by the banks of the river Barrow, in the vein of the abbey mills that spun their yarns here since medieval times.
Cushendale Woollen Mills pure water supply, taken from the River Duiske, is the mill’s most valued natural resource and one of the principal reasons why they can produce textiles of such distinctive colour and texture. They support Irish sheep farmers, selecting their finest wool to produce products that are both serviceable and aesthetically pleasing.